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Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:53 pm
by Nicholas
Nothing is shut off from the sight of God. He is witness of our souls, and he comes into the very midst of our thoughts— comes into them, I say, as one who may at any time depart.
Seneca (4 BC-65 AD)

Re: Romans

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:12 pm
by Nicholas
1. You have asked me, Lucilius, why, if the world is governed
by providence, it is still the case that good men suffer from many
misfortunes. This question would receive a more fitting answer in a
coherent work that set out to prove that providence does preside over
us all and that God concerns himself with us; but since your wish is
that a small part be severed from the whole and that I refute a single
objection without tackling the main question, I shall turn my hand to
a task that is not difficult—it is the gods’ cause I shall be pleading.

It is superfluous for present purposes to show that this great edifice
of the world does not stand without some power to guard it.
Seneca On Providence